Suspect in Deadly Wisconsin Parade Attack Pleads Not Guilty

(Reuters) – A person accused of driving his automobile into a conventional Christmas parade close to Milwaukee late final 12 months, killing six individuals and injuring dozens others, pleaded not responsible on Friday to a number of prison costs.

Darrell Brooks, 39, entered the pleas to 77 costs, together with six counts of murder and several other counts of reckless endangerment, in a courtroom look.

“Not responsible plea entered. Bail stays as fastened”, courtroom data confirmed after Friday’s proceedings.

Brooks will stay jailed on a $5 million bail and a listening to is scheduled for March 11, in accordance with the web site of a Wisconsin Circuit Court docket.

Brooks, a Milwaukee resident, was arrested close to the scene of the carnage in November. Authorities stated Brooks intentionally drove an SUV via police barricades and into the annual parade within the metropolis of Waukesha, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee.

The victims killed ranged in age from 8 to 81, and included some members of the “Milwaukee Dancing Grannies” parade group. Along with these killed, greater than 60 individuals have been injured.

Video of the incident confirmed a pink SUV racing alongside the parade route after which into the procession, showing to run over many individuals earlier than bystanders raced from sidewalks to assist.

On the time of the incident, Brooks was out on bail from a home abuse case and was suspected in one other violent altercation.

The incident drew the eye of each President Joe Biden, who known as the assault “horrific,” and Pope Francis.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Sandra Maler)

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